Relationship Grade: A Because I have been married to the same man for 65 years!
Parenting Grade: B Most of the time we were great parents. Once in a while a child leaves you completely mystified.
Work Grade: A I was a professional cake and cookie decorator. At first I worked at home, and my husband did the baking for me . . . everything from scratch. It really was too much work to do at home. That’s when I decided to work at a well-known bakery.
Spirituality Grade: A I give thanks to the Lord for all my blessings, which are many. I pray for my family and friends always.
Outside activities/interests? I learned to water-ski when I was a grandma. I learned to slalom water-ski when I was a great-grandma. One could say I was in my second childhood! Last time I water-skied, I was 71. Someone took a video of me—I didn’t fall. When I came in to shore, the crowd was waving at me and cheering.
When did you find your true path? After 60. I was more intelligent by then.
How do you see your life unfolding from here? Hadn’t planned on having my right knee buckle and twist into my left leg while I was trying to get into the car. I had a very hard time facing the facts and felt so very sorry for myself. My daughters gave me a pep talk and said, “Mother, at least you have two legs, and you can walk!” I am better now and doing what I can to improve. I was writing a romance novel. It is on the last draft. I cannot be at the computer very long, but I do not want somebody else to type it for me.
Best thing you’ve done. Married a good man; had five wonderful children.
Worst thing you’ve done. Now really, I can’t tell that—don’t want to destroy my image.
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